Category Archives: WiPs

Working with Fractions {WiP}

I was so excited to find out that my son’s 3rd grade math homework was working with fractions. He was tasked to make his own quilt design, breaking a square into fractions. This is what he came up with (at the bottom of the page).

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We talked about making it into an actual quilt. He was so excited. This weekend, I needed a break from my other projects and made up a couple of 7″ test blocks. Hilariously, he came into my studio “Mum, these are cool but I want it to be BIG”.

He bought into my color palette, that was really based on how much yardage I had available.  Kona white, silver and plenty of yardage of pickle and highlight, with a pop of stone, was in for the win.

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Color placement of this palette (right border still to add) was so fun to play with. Also, if you have not tried playing with a block turned into a large scale design, it is a lot of fun, highly recommend it.

My favorite thing though, was working with him on the design. We are thinking about a series of his fraction blocks, for a future project (maybe, for end of year teacher gifts).

Linking up with Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee Social (tomorrow).

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Ideas != Attention || Focus

Sitting here thinking of work and programming so I had the urge to use it in my title. So, for my programmer friends out there Ideas != Attention || Focus (Ideas not equal to Attention or Focus). It is crazy, I literally have a stream of ideas at the moment, which is a good thing. The drawback is I have not been able to give enough attention or focus to one project to finish it.

The two projects I would like to finish in the next two weeks are my Spoonflower sampler quilt (only 68 weeks old) and my Mum’s quilt (8 weeks old). I am still quilting the sampler quilt but I probably only have 1-2 hours left on this quilt.

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My Mum’s quilt, I need to baste and start the quilting.
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One of my new projects was based on a design I made in February. I think I am calling it “Beating heart” since it was my inspiration and it was Valentines Day.
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Hopefully, I can finish at least two projects this weekend. Fingers crossed. Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (button to the right).